Mayor Garcetti Announces Retirement of Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Raymond Chan; Appoints Two New Deputy Mayors

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Raymond Chan will retire after 33 years of service to the City. Senior Director for Economic Development William Chun will succeed Chan as the next Deputy Mayor.

Mayor Garcetti also announced that Miguel Salumbides Sangalang —Executive Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation — will be the new Deputy Mayor for that department. He will succeed Matt Szabo, who was appointed Mayor Garcetti’s Deputy Chief of Staff earlier this year.

Chun has been a member of Mayor Garcetti’s economic development team since the Mayor took office in 2013. He has played an instrumental role in guiding the Mayor’s economic agenda — which has helped cut L.A.'s unemployment rate in half, and create nearly 150,000 new jobs. In his new role, Chun will lead the execution of Mayor Garcetti’s vision for a prosperous economy.

“Our economy has made incredible progress over the last four years, and William has the experience and dedication to help us keep that momentum going,” said Mayor Garcetti. “William knows how business is done in this city — he's a strong leader, and I’m proud to name him my next Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.”

“It’s been an honor to serve my city over the last four years, and to contribute to L.A.’s unprecedented economic growth,” Chun said. “I’m grateful to Mayor Garcetti for the opportunity to help lead his agenda forward, and continue working to grow our economy.”

Mayor Garcetti is also elevating the Executive Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation, Miguel Salumbides Sangalang, to Deputy Mayor. A ten-year veteran of the City, Sangalang has spent four years working in the Garcetti Administration. During that time, he has served as one of the Mayor’s top budget advisors, helped oversee the Administration’s sustainability initiatives, and guided efforts to support innovation and performance management in City government and operations.

“We have a responsibility to use Angelenos’ tax dollars as wisely as we can — and Miguel’s brilliant strategies and tireless work ethic have been critical to helping us meet that obligation,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Miguel has helped us find innovative ways to make our city run better, and that positive influence will have even greater impact as he becomes my new Deputy Mayor.”

“Mayor Garcetti has shown that good governance can bring about tangible improvements in Angelenos’ quality of life — and I’m honored that he has given me the opportunity to lead these efforts,” Sangalang said. “I look forward to helping Mayor Garcetti build an even more efficient, effective, and equitable City government.”

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Raymond Chan is retiring from the post after a year of service to the Garcetti Administration, and 33 years of service to the Department of Building and Safety, including two as its general manager. His leadership has contributed to unprecedented growth across Los Angeles — including visible transformations in Downtown and Hollywood that have positioned L.A. as a 21st-Century global city.

“Ray Chan is a true public servant — he has dedicated his career to the people of Los Angeles, and I’ve been honored to work alongside him,” said Mayor Garcetti. “His presence will be missed, but his legacy will continue to set an example for all of us.”

Chan will retire effective June 30. Chun will begin his position starting July 1. Sangalang begins effective immediately.